English idioms, proverbs, and expressions are an important part of both written and spoken English.
Raining cats and dogs
Back to the drawing board
Pulling someone’s leg
Because idioms don't always make sense literally, Charlene Collins Freeman thought it would be a fun project to try to illustrate these expressions in her kid and teen classes. Charlene introduced students to 100 idioms, from popular expression to those not usually used in everyday conversation. She asked students to come up with two or three sketched ideas for their favorite idioms since our first response is usually quite literal and cliché. After they had sketched several versions of their favorite idioms, they picked one and turned it into a final drawing.
They all loved this project. Charlene will present this project to her kid and teen classes from time to time in the year ahead and then compile it into a collection of illustrated idioms.
Here is a sneak peek into a few illustrations created so far. Enjoy!